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Open Call: Culture for Local Development Applications

Open Call: Culture for Local Development, photo: own materials

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, acting under its flagship brand, and the European Solidarity Centre are pleased to invite young cultural managers from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine to participate in the second edition of the international project Culture for Local Development.

The project is addressed to activists, who:

  • focus on local communities and see culture as a tool for introducing social change
  • want to add an international dimension to their work
  • want to gain new skills to strengthen their local creative activities

In March 2017, the first stage of the project will take place in Kyiv, Yerevan and Minsk. Selected candidates will take part in a series of intensive workshops led by an experienced mentor. The workshops will focus on deepening their knowledge of socio-cultural project management and broadening their ability to use international cooperation in developing local programmes.

The authors of the most promising project proposals will be invited to take part in the second stage of the project – the Summer School. The Summer School will take place in Poland (Lublin and Gdańsk) from 29th July to 7 thAugust 2017. The programme comprises workshops as well as study visits to Polish cultural and civic institutions. These activities will allow participants to develop project proposals created during the first stage. The young cultural managers will also have the opportunity to begin cooperation with their colleagues from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland. The participants of the Summer School may receive financial support from the organisers to implement their projects.

The programme will be conducted in English.

Dates of the first stage of workshops:

  • Ukraine (for participants from Ukraine): 3rd–5th March 2017
  • Armenia (for participants from Armenia and Georgia): 10th–12th March 2017
  • Belarus (for participants from Belarus): 17th–19th March 2017

Culture for Local Development Project’s Local Partners:

- Port Creative Hub (Ukraine)
- Armenian Progressive Youth (Armenia)
- Gallery TUT.BY (Belarus)

Would you like to participate? Please submit your application by filling out the online form (in English). 

Deadline for submissions: 16th February
Results of the recruitment process will be announced by 18th February 2017 (emails will be sent to each applicant).

If necessary, the organisers can provide the accommodation for participants who live outside of
Kyiv, Yerevan and Minsk. Participants will have to cover travel costs.

Travel and accommodation costs of the Summer School’s participants will be covered by the organisers.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Source: press materials, edited by NR, 7 Feb 2017